Trump and China: fears that deal-making will consign human rights to political 'roadkill'

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New US president could be preparing an extreme makeover of US–China ties that would ditch status quo and broker an audacious deal with Beijing

In the world according to Donald J Trump, China’s leaders showed resolve in crushing the Tiananmen protests with rifles and tanks; Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is somebody else’s problem; and Hillary Clinton, who has spent two decades standing up to Beijing over forced abortions and the “shameless” persecution of feminists, is worthy of jail.

When Chinese human rights activists realised he was the new leader of the free world, they despaired.

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